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Re: Hi- I made it to St Maarten.

Jacob Champness
 

Wow.  When I took that flight in the other direction on a Puerto Rico Air National Guard AC-130 after Irma, it took over an hour!


Onan does not start

Paul Osterberg
 
Edited

My Onan is totally dead nothing happened when trying to star not a slightest click. I have measured 12,8 volt between +on the starter and minus on the alternator, but only about 4 volt between + on the starter an - I believe it is on the starter see attached photo the same reading 4 v between plus on the starter and the ground strap.
I assume the reading should be 12,8 and not 4 volt?
Any idea where to start searching?
Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259, Lagos, Portugal sykerpa.com


Re: Genoa Swivel - position + binding connection to the genoa top loop - Amel 54

Laurens Vos
 

Bill,

Thanks for the link to the video. Now I got a good idea how the system works. 
Very smart solution !  I didn't know this existed.
It's a shame we don't have the split poles anymore on the 54 because that was very easy system to set up. 
On our 54 we now use the Parasailor. But for a short handed crew I think the genoa/ballooner system is safer because it can be rolled in a second in case of a squall (specially at night)
Drawback with the twin sails is the rolling of the boat and the necessity to sail almost dead downwind. 


Hi- I made it to St Maarten.

eric freedman
 

We will haul Wednesday for an out of water survey. Then back to Island Water World marina for provisions etc.

I hope to leave Thursday 2 PM bridge for St Thomas to pick up my crew

Then straight back to NY.


I took the shortest commercial flight I have ever taken on a large Jet Blue Jet.

Puerto Rico to St Maarten--- 12 MINUTES flying time.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376


Re: Keel rust and ballast straps on a Maramu

Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Hi Jacob
I put double sided tape (3M) into the socket. The nut sticked in it quite well until it was on. 
Ruedi Waldispuehl
WASABI A54. #55

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Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
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An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Keel rust and ballast straps on a Maramu

Thanks Miles!

How did you avoid dropping the nut out of the socket when you removed it with the long extensions?

Is that attachment point at the top something you added, or is it original?

Jacob


Re: Amel decal

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Steve,
Should be ok - let's take this off-line - please email me at CraigBriggs001@... (CraigBriggs001 at gmail dot com).
Thanks,
Craig


Re: SM Anodes especification #replacement

 

Ryan,

I do not know. I believe it was a SM2k anode bolt that I measured. Of course, I did not measure a wide range of production years. And with the increasing age of the SM, it is impossible to rule out some owner modification. I do remember that I had to drill-out anodes bought in the US.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 11:27 AM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:
Is it possible the size of the bolt changed between the SM and SM2000?  Our anode bolts measure 9.84mm x 40.5mm.  It's not imperial, because it's too big to be 3/8".  It's exactly in spec for M10.  I haven't seen or heard any evidence our boat has been modified in this respect.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 11:12 AM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
I recommend US R7 Anode (zinc 7" diameter). In Europe use a 127mm anode. An M12 bolt is used to secure the anode.

Bill
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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image.png
 
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View My Training Calendar
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On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 10:06 AM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:
SORRY R6

On June 2, 2020 at 11:05 AM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I have been using the R^.
Fair Winds,
Eric
sm Kimberlite

On June 2, 2020 at 10:55 AM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:

Hi Jose,

If yours are the same as ours, they're 125 mm diameter with a hole for an M10 bolt (11 mm hole).  In the US, they're available from BoatZincs, where for some reason they're marketed specifically for Azimut boats, but they're the perfect size for us.  The R5 is almost the right size as well, but being imperial, the hole is slightly too small and must be drilled out -- lots of people do this, but it's a pain when you can just get the right ones.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 6:47 AM JOSE PRIETO < prietomd11@...> wrote:
Hi Amelians,

It's my first time to change the anodes in my SM.
I couldn't find the specification on Amel manual.
Any suggestion?

--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


 

 

 


Re: Amel decal

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Craig,

I would love to get a set, as mine are starting to look a bit shabby. I’m still in Hawaii for about 2 weeks, and if you can get them to me in that time frame, please let me know ASAP. 


Thanks,
Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Ko Olina, Hawaii


Re: SM Anodes especification #replacement

Ryan Meador
 

Is it possible the size of the bolt changed between the SM and SM2000?  Our anode bolts measure 9.84mm x 40.5mm.  It's not imperial, because it's too big to be 3/8".  It's exactly in spec for M10.  I haven't seen or heard any evidence our boat has been modified in this respect.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 11:12 AM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
I recommend US R7 Anode (zinc 7" diameter). In Europe use a 127mm anode. An M12 bolt is used to secure the anode.

Bill
image.jpeg
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
image.png
image.png
 
image.png
View My Training Calendar
image.jpeg


On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 10:06 AM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:
SORRY R6

On June 2, 2020 at 11:05 AM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I have been using the R^.
Fair Winds,
Eric
sm Kimberlite

On June 2, 2020 at 10:55 AM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:

Hi Jose,

If yours are the same as ours, they're 125 mm diameter with a hole for an M10 bolt (11 mm hole).  In the US, they're available from BoatZincs, where for some reason they're marketed specifically for Azimut boats, but they're the perfect size for us.  The R5 is almost the right size as well, but being imperial, the hole is slightly too small and must be drilled out -- lots of people do this, but it's a pain when you can just get the right ones.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 6:47 AM JOSE PRIETO < prietomd11@...> wrote:
Hi Amelians,

It's my first time to change the anodes in my SM.
I couldn't find the specification on Amel manual.
Any suggestion?

--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


 

 

 


Re: SM Anodes especification #replacement

 

I recommend US R7 Anode (zinc 7" diameter). In Europe use a 127mm anode. An M12 bolt is used to secure the anode.

Bill
image.jpeg
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
image.png
image.png
 
image.png
View My Training Calendar
image.jpeg


On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 10:06 AM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:
SORRY R6

On June 2, 2020 at 11:05 AM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I have been using the R^.
Fair Winds,
Eric
sm Kimberlite

On June 2, 2020 at 10:55 AM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:

Hi Jose,

If yours are the same as ours, they're 125 mm diameter with a hole for an M10 bolt (11 mm hole).  In the US, they're available from BoatZincs, where for some reason they're marketed specifically for Azimut boats, but they're the perfect size for us.  The R5 is almost the right size as well, but being imperial, the hole is slightly too small and must be drilled out -- lots of people do this, but it's a pain when you can just get the right ones.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 6:47 AM JOSE PRIETO < prietomd11@...> wrote:
Hi Amelians,

It's my first time to change the anodes in my SM.
I couldn't find the specification on Amel manual.
Any suggestion?

--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


 

 

 


Re: Bonding Strap

eric freedman
 


On June 2, 2020 at 11:02 AM eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:

If you search back in the archives about 15 years ago there was a post of the measurements and bends of the strap. The thicker the better for that strap.
I cut off the top of the corroded strap with wires connected and soldered and bolted the top of the old strap to the new one. It has been good now for 15 years.
It is easiest to use blue tape to connect the extension bars for the socket wrench and also tape the nut of the keel bolt to the 30 mm socket.
Eric SM Kimberlite

On June 2, 2020 at 10:12 AM "Patrick McAneny via groups.io" <sailw32@...> wrote:

Oliver, I found a 2" x 1./8"  X 60 " long flat copper bar at McMaster Carr for like $85 ,which should do the job nicely.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 9:14 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bonding Strap

Hello, 

It might be better to oversize the new strap.

A flattened 1" plumming copper pipe will do the job.

I would also install the upper end where you fix the bonding cables 10" higher so that they are less likly touched by any water. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 
Martinique 

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020, 07:00 Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32= aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would like to purchase a copper strap to replace the original bonding strap. I looked in the files but could not find the original size used by Amel. Could someone provide me the width ,thickness and length of the strap.
Thank You,
Pat
SM Shenanigans

 


 


Re: Genoa Swivel - position + binding connection to the genoa top loop - Amel 54

 

Laurens,

Very few 54s had the second pole + ballooner option, although I believe all of the 54s had the genoa foil and swivel needed for the twin pole/ballooner.

This video of a SM may help you visualize the system. The 54 poles are full length rather than 2-part SM poles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqNF1ggKGRw

Bill
image.jpeg
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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image.png
 
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View My Training Calendar
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On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 3:19 AM Laurens Vos <laurensrineke@...> wrote:
Hi Arno,

You mean that on can rise and lower the ballooner separate from the genoa ? Which mean that when the genoa is up and flying. 
On our Mango we used the ballooner on ocean crossings but we used the same halyard so needed to rise and bring them down together. 
I only can't figure out how the way you describe it. 

Best regards
Laurens 

Amel 54 - Fun@Sea 



Re: SM Anodes especification #replacement

eric freedman
 

SORRY R6

On June 2, 2020 at 11:05 AM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I have been using the R^.
Fair Winds,
Eric
sm Kimberlite

On June 2, 2020 at 10:55 AM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:

Hi Jose,

If yours are the same as ours, they're 125 mm diameter with a hole for an M10 bolt (11 mm hole).  In the US, they're available from BoatZincs, where for some reason they're marketed specifically for Azimut boats, but they're the perfect size for us.  The R5 is almost the right size as well, but being imperial, the hole is slightly too small and must be drilled out -- lots of people do this, but it's a pain when you can just get the right ones.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 6:47 AM JOSE PRIETO < prietomd11@...> wrote:
Hi Amelians,

It's my first time to change the anodes in my SM.
I couldn't find the specification on Amel manual.
Any suggestion?

--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


 

 

 


Re: SM Anodes especification #replacement

eric freedman
 

I have been using the R^.
Fair Winds,
Eric
sm Kimberlite

On June 2, 2020 at 10:55 AM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:

Hi Jose,

If yours are the same as ours, they're 125 mm diameter with a hole for an M10 bolt (11 mm hole).  In the US, they're available from BoatZincs, where for some reason they're marketed specifically for Azimut boats, but they're the perfect size for us.  The R5 is almost the right size as well, but being imperial, the hole is slightly too small and must be drilled out -- lots of people do this, but it's a pain when you can just get the right ones.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 6:47 AM JOSE PRIETO < prietomd11@...> wrote:
Hi Amelians,

It's my first time to change the anodes in my SM.
I couldn't find the specification on Amel manual.
Any suggestion?

--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


 


Re: Amel decal

Craig Briggs
 

I had these vinyl decals made last week at a boat lettering shop near Palm Beach, Fl and they came out great.

If anyone still needs them I can send them to you at $65 for a set of two (port and starboard) plus $8.05 for USPS Priority Legal Flat Rate Envelop (2-day). Call it $75 total. 

I just checked with sav and they do have them in stock at 90€ for a set of two plus their estimate of 40€ for Fedex to USA. 130€ is about $145US. 

If interested DO NOT REPLY HERE - send a private email to CraigBriggs001@... (that's CraigBriggs001 at gmail dot com) and I'll put the order together.
Here's a picture of mine.


Re: Bonding Strap

eric freedman
 

If you search back in the archives about 15 years ago there was a post of the measurements and bends of the strap. The thicker the better for that strap.
I cut off the top of the corroded strap with wires connected and soldered and bolted the top of the old strap to the new one. It has been good now for 15 years.
It is easiest to use blue tape to connect the extension bars for the socket wrench and also tape the nut of the keel bolt to the 30 mm socket.
Eric SM Kimberlite

On June 2, 2020 at 10:12 AM "Patrick McAneny via groups.io" <sailw32@...> wrote:

Oliver, I found a 2" x 1./8"  X 60 " long flat copper bar at McMaster Carr for like $85 ,which should do the job nicely.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 9:14 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bonding Strap

Hello, 

It might be better to oversize the new strap.

A flattened 1" plumming copper pipe will do the job.

I would also install the upper end where you fix the bonding cables 10" higher so that they are less likly touched by any water. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 
Martinique 

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020, 07:00 Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32= aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would like to purchase a copper strap to replace the original bonding strap. I looked in the files but could not find the original size used by Amel. Could someone provide me the width ,thickness and length of the strap.
Thank You,
Pat
SM Shenanigans

 


Re: SM Anodes especification #replacement

Ryan Meador
 

Hi Jose,

If yours are the same as ours, they're 125 mm diameter with a hole for an M10 bolt (11 mm hole).  In the US, they're available from BoatZincs, where for some reason they're marketed specifically for Azimut boats, but they're the perfect size for us.  The R5 is almost the right size as well, but being imperial, the hole is slightly too small and must be drilled out -- lots of people do this, but it's a pain when you can just get the right ones.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 6:47 AM JOSE PRIETO <prietomd11@...> wrote:
Hi Amelians,

It's my first time to change the anodes in my SM.
I couldn't find the specification on Amel manual.
Any suggestion?

--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


Re: Bonding Strap

Patrick McAneny
 

Oliver, I found a 2" x 1./8"  X 60 " long flat copper bar at McMaster Carr for like $85 ,which should do the job nicely.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 9:14 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bonding Strap

Hello, 

It might be better to oversize the new strap.

A flattened 1" plumming copper pipe will do the job.

I would also install the upper end where you fix the bonding cables 10" higher so that they are less likly touched by any water. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 
Martinique 

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020, 07:00 Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would like to purchase a copper strap to replace the original bonding strap. I looked in the files but could not find the original size used by Amel. Could someone provide me the width ,thickness and length of the strap.
Thank You,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Bonding Strap

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello, 

It might be better to oversize the new strap.

A flattened 1" plumming copper pipe will do the job.

I would also install the upper end where you fix the bonding cables 10" higher so that they are less likly touched by any water. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 
Martinique 


On Tue, Jun 2, 2020, 07:00 Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would like to purchase a copper strap to replace the original bonding strap. I looked in the files but could not find the original size used by Amel. Could someone provide me the width ,thickness and length of the strap.
Thank You,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Bonding Strap

Patrick McAneny
 

Mark, That is just what I needed ,I did not think to look in the photo section. 
Much Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 8:35 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bonding Strap

Pat,
 
I think the picture that you are looking for is in the Photos section of the forum, not the Files section.  Look in the folder called "Bonding System - Bilge Ground Strap"  and you will find the pictures that Judy Rouse uploaded years ago including the one with the dimensions.  Here is a direct link to that album:  https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/album?id=84439 

Make sure you have some long extensions and a 30mm socket to undo the top nut on the keel bolt that secure the strap. 

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA